Travel

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Transport is part of daily life for anyone who lives or works in London. 30 million journeys were made on the Transport for London network each day in 2015, and we walk, cycle, drive and take minicabs around our city too.

A current priority issue for the capital is the need for cleaner air. We need to reduce emissions from public transport and make a transition to less polluting cars and minicabs. Change is needed on a local level, both in central zones and through the rest of London, particularly along routes children walk to school. There’s currently worse air quality in some of the most deprived areas of our capital – we need to act to remove these inequalities.

How do we provide a fairer, more accessible and more environmentally-friendly travel network?

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Getting Around discussions

SAFETY ON BUSIS.

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I REPLP;IEAS TO A QUSTION ON THIS ON_= 16/04/2014. I USED TO WORK FOR MONEY MAKING FIRST. THINGS WERENT TO BAD UNTL THET TOOK LOCAL CONTROL TO I BUS. IF YOU RAN LATE INSTEAD IF CURTALINF YOU. THEY KEEPED YOU RUNNING. EVEN BRINGING OTHER BUSIS JUST TO KEEPING THE MILEAGE UP.

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DPJ777.
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Last commented: 17th Apr 2014

Disabled Travellers

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Whatever the improvements in access to public transport many Londoners cannot use the public system. The continued exclusion of disabled people who use the Blue Badge from useful parking in the Central London Boroughs is quite simply a disgrace.

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SimonWP
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Last commented: 16th Apr 2014

Motor Cycles

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To help with traffic flow and safety I feel motorcyclist should be allowed to use all bus lanes and cycle safety areas at the front of traffic lights

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icdabin
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Last commented: 20th Mar 2014

share-A-cab

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In some other cities people can join and leave occupied taxis, with the consent of the existing passengers, and pay their proportion of the fare. London has the power to do this* and industry would deliver the hardware and system for a smooth service.

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thedavidparry
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Last commented: 19th Mar 2014

road safety

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I live in south Kensington and I find some of the roads/intersections in the area as poorly planned or downright dangerous.

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pblyumkin@gmail.com
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Last commented: 15th Mar 2014

Invisible disabilities and public transport

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Getting to work on public transport is a real challenge for people with invisible disabilities (ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Heart Conditions etc) especially at peak times when seating is scarce.

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thomasbeadle
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Last commented: 5th Mar 2014

Orbital rail route

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The completion of tracks between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction has created a new outer london orbital rail route, which opened on Sunday 9 December.

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Last commented: 22nd Nov 2013

Fostering in the Capital - ZIP Cards

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Being a Foster Carer for teenagers in the Capital is hard, especially for single people who have a mortgage and do not have a good, regular additional income.

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Lynnfelton
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Last commented: 8th Oct 2013

Congestion

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How does congestion affect your life?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 21st May 2013

Cars are killing our High Streets

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Pickles and Portas have got it totally wrong. It's not lack of parking that's killing our High Streets, but quite the opposite. The growth of out of town retail centres which encourage people to get there by car actively takes trade away from the High Street.

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coshgirl
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Last commented: 20th Mar 2013

Electricycles

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I am elderly and disabled, but am getting about London as easily as ever -- because I have an electric motorcycle. I've had it for three years, and find it ideal: it does 50 miles between charges, is easy to charge from a mains plug.

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annjam
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Last commented: 3rd Dec 2012

Providing Calming Music while travelling on the underground

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The trains should provide calm, relaxing music (no lyrics) while travelling, in between annoucements rather then listening to noise from another person's headphones.

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chatterbox
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Last commented: 13th Nov 2012

Getting ahead of the Games

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In our poll about day to day travel, 37% of you said you prefer to walk. 36% said you prefer to take the tube or train.

Did you do anything differently? What lessons have we learnt from the way public transport has been organised through the Games?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 18th Sep 2012

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